The Office

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2005 on NBC

Episode Recap

Michael Scott is told by Head Office that his Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company might be closed down. Michael's deep rooted need to be popular triumphs over realism and he immediately promises the staff there will be no firings. Ryan, a new temp fresh from university, is shown around the office by Michael. He is introduced to Jim and Dwight whose fractious relationship is immediately clear by a fight over a stapler In an effort to demonstrate his keen sense of humor Michael tells Pam that she has been fired for the atrocious crime of stealing Post-It notes. Pam, predictably, does not see the funny side.